Title: Teaching ethics: a case study-based, interdisciplinary framework

Authors: Lydia Barza; Marc Cohen

Addresses: College of Education, Zayed University, P.O. Box 144534, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates ' College of Business, Zayed University, P.O. Box 144534, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Abstract: As economies in the MENA region have become increasingly global and dependent on foreign labour, higher education institutions have a responsibility to effectively incorporate ethics education. This article presents a new interdisciplinary, case study-based model for teaching ethics in higher education (ICE model). It is comprised of five components including: 1) a discussion to identify the ethical dilemma involved; 2) an examination of the consequences of an action on self and others; 3) an examination of how the environment may affect moral reasoning; 4) a discussion of how and why decision-making may change when certain details or circumstances in the dilemma are changed; 5) a summary of one's final decision with its justification.

Keywords: ethics education; cognitive moral development; CMD; moral distress; teaching pedagogy; business ethics; MENA countries; Middle East; North Africa; higher education; interdisciplinary case study; ethical dilemmas; action consequences; moral reasoning.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBEM.2015.072421

International Journal of Business and Emerging Markets, 2015 Vol.7 No.4, pp.312 - 325

Received: 04 Feb 2014
Accepted: 20 Aug 2014

Published online: 13 Oct 2015 *

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